The three goals I set for February:
1) list all of our to-sell homeschooling books on homeschoolclassifieds.com
2) clear off the laundry room counter and find a home for every single thing
3) finish designing and launch the website
And how I (mostly randomly) projected to undertake these tasks:
homeschool book listing - 1 hour a week
laundry room counter - 5 minutes a day
website design - 2 hours on Monday nights, 30 minutes during my pre-dawn writing time each day.
I did work on the laundry room counter, but nowhere near as diligently as I intended (read: not every day). I actually kept forgetting about it. I am totally an out-of-sight-out-of-mind person.
Homeschooling books... aack! This I have not come close to getting done. I refuse to allow piling books to sell to count, because that is just life-as-normal.
I have worked quite a bit on the website but not at all during the time I expected. Turns out I just can't plan anything for the evenings except reading to my kids and sleeping. I have trouble even staying awake until 9:00 pm. Might have something to do with the 4:00 am wake-up time!
And here would be a good place to insert one other observation from my original plan:
"I am not really sure I am setting reasonable goals. I just really want these things done!"
This is my ongoing challenge. Which is why I have been focusing this week on dwelling in God's presence. It does help an awful lot with prioritizing.
I am trying out a new prescription for my life-glasses. Taking off my look-what-you-haven't-accomplished glasses, I am putting on my look-at-how-blessed-you-are glasses. I never notice myself putting that first pair back on, but I sure have to yank them off a lot.
Thankfully, the more focused I am on dwelling in God's presence, the more sharply focused and firmly attached my blessing-glasses become.
And, actually, they seem a more natural fit.
Linking up with the 3 in 30 challenge...
photo by clara natoli